These are just some of the realities affecting people who live at Nigel House. They have a range of disabilities that are the result of trauma, birth anomalies, or neurological degenerative diseases. This can affect their physical, developmental and mental health: each resident has a unique combination of complex health conditions. They face enormous challenges when it comes to living a life of dignity and independence, and there are very few places where they can receive the support they need as a younger adult requiring long term care.
Imagine if someone you loved dearly was in this situation. You’d want them to be in a place where they could live to their full potential, in an environment with few obstacles and limitations. You’d want them to have a safe, welcoming space to share time with people close in age and with similar interests.
The people that live at Nigel House are too old for the services offered to children with disabilities, and they are too young for a typical residential care facility where the average age is 84 and the majority of the population live with dementia. That’s why Nigel House is so important. It gives adults the care and support they need, along with fun, engaging and relevant programs and activities. Nigel House supports people’s independence and helps them be part of the community – not part of a facility.